Household cleaning products are one of the most common things children get into. These products are often found in kitchen and bathroom cabinets, left out on top of tables and counters, on storage shelves, etc. Most contain soap, ammonia and/or bleach. They taste bad and have a tendency to cause some stomach upset in children that drink them. Exposure to the skin and eyes are common from spray bottles.
Keep all cleaning products in secured locations so children and pets cannot get to them. Make sure that spray nozzles are in the “off” position when not in use. Keep all products in their original labeled containers.
Exposure to the skin and eyes require flushing with large amounts of water to prevent irritation. Do not use “industrial” cleaners found at work in the home. These cleaners have very high concentrations of the active ingredient and lead to more problems than those cleaning products intended to be used in the home.
If you have a question about the proper use of cleaning products or if someone may have been exposed to one, remember help is just a phone call away. 800-222-1222.